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Health and Wellness

Thursday
Feb 01, 2018
4:00PM
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5:00PM
Advocate for Self-Care
      “Advocate for Self-Care” was developed by therapists for student advocates and activists. Student advocates and activists strive to create change, often at cost to their own mental health. Self-care is important for individual well-being, but also to promulgate collective change. Students will learn to increase self-awareness and intervene with stress they experience through self-care. Tangible examples of self-care practices will be provided in this workshop and students will have access to the materials discussed.

Monday
Apr 02, 2018
4:00PM
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5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This weekly seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Tuesday
Apr 03, 2018
4:00PM
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5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting Go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Wednesday
Apr 04, 2018
2:00PM
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3:30PM
Yoga for Wellness
      Yoga for Wellness is a bi-weekly drop-in workshop, designed specifically to enhance the mind-body connection so that students can learn skills to mitigate stress, increase concentration and improve mental and emotional well-being. Each week will have a different theme to address your well-being through meditation, breath practices (pranayama) and yoga postures (asanas). This workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in connecting their body and mind regardless of experience with yoga or mental health concerns. Please clear participation with your doctor if you have any physical health concerns. People with disabilities will be accommodated. Yoga mats and props will be provided.

Wednesday
Apr 04, 2018
4:00PM
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5:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Thursday
Apr 05, 2018
1:00PM
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2:00PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: •(Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment •(Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse •(Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships •(Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives. These topics will rotate throughout the semester.

Friday
Apr 06, 2018
4:00PM
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5:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Monday
Apr 09, 2018
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This weekly seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Tuesday
Apr 10, 2018
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting Go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Wednesday
Apr 11, 2018
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Thursday
Apr 12, 2018
1:00PM
    -
2:00PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: •(Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment •(Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse •(Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships •(Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives. These topics will rotate throughout the semester.

Friday
Apr 13, 2018
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.